Art and Culture

Marney Duckworth (Delta Xi-Nebraska/Kearney) 
Mrs. America 2007 and Mrs. Colorado 2006.


Betsy Joyce Kinney (Omega-Texas) 
Texas Sculpture Association President and a professional Limoges box artist for more than 25 sororities, civic organizations, the states of Mississippi and Tennessee and nonprofit theater groups. (See Winter 1997 Quarterly).


Patricia Blachly Meadows (Omega-Texas) 
Curator of the Texas Sculpture Garden, owner of Art Connections, former curator of the Dallas Visual Art Center (1986-1998), former exhibition director of the Texas State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (1987-1999), co-founder of D'Art Visual Art Center, listed inWho's Who in American Art .


Elizabeth Mackay Ratcliff 
(Lambda-UC/Berkeley) Retired school teacher and originator of the idea for the National Peace Garden in Washington, D.C.


Julee Rosso (Βeta Βeta-Michigan State) 
Founded Silver Palate gourmet food shop. Co-author of The Silver Palate Cookbook, The New Basics Cookbook, The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook and Parade magazine column. Co-owner of Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck, Mich., "one of the top 50 small resorts, inns and spas in the US," according to the Zagat Review. 

Kelly Stribling Sutherland (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech) 

Artist. Created four paintings for 1995 Holidays at the White House guide. Creator of 1987 and 1995 Neiman Marcus catalog covers and Fall 1988 Quarterly cover. Named 1986 Southwest Illustrator of the Year by Adweek magazine.


Ann Lee Thompson (Gamma-DePauw) 
Artist. Winner of cover contest for The Saturday Evening Post. Created Spring 1986 Quarterly cover.


Gale Martin Waddell (Βeta Gamma-Colorado) 
Watercolorist. Past president of New Mexico Watercolor Society, art teacher at continuing education of University of New Mexico, art featured in American Artist magazine.


Alice Waters (Gamma Beta-UC/Santa Barbara)  
Executive chef and owner of Chez Panisse, named Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet magazine in 2001. Has received numerous awards including Bon Appetit magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and the James Beard Humanitarian Award in 1997. Alice was named Best Chef in America by the James Beard Foundation, and Cuisine et Vins de France listed her as one of the 10 best chefs in the world in 1986. Created the Chez Panisse Foundation to help underwrite cultural and education programs.


Beverly Willis (Βeta Upsilon-Oregon State) 
Co-chair of Rebuild Downtown Our Town (R.DOT), an effort to revitalize Lower Manhattan following Sept. 11, 2001. Founder of Director of the Architecture Research Institute, Inc., New York. First female chair of the Federal Construction Council of the National Academy of Science (1973). First woman president of the American Institute of Architects, California Council (1980). Named one of the top seven women architects in the nation by Ms. magazine (1976). Member of the 1976 U.S. delegation to Habitatthe United Nations conference on human settlements.